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Case note: employing entities

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 26 2015

An Ontario arbitrator found that an employment agency was the true employer of agency employees brought in to perform sanitation work after the

Case note: duty to accommodate

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 24 2015

An employer’s breach of its procedural duty to accommodate was a significant factor in the decision to uphold a human rights application in Sears v

Settlements invalidated by dishonesty or breach of conditions

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 20 2015

Two recent Ontario decisions show how employee conduct and violation of settlement terms can invalidate such agreements and give a basis for

Supreme Court ushers in new era of constitutional protection for labour rights

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 18 2015

In the first month of 2015 Canada's highest court handed down three landmark decisions drawing connections between collective bargaining, the right

Case note: class actions in session

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 17 2015

An Ontario Superior Court Justice certified a class action on behalf of 521 former employees of a call centre operated by the defendants in Brigaitis

Termination for Facebook post upheld by arbitrator despite absence of social media policy

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 14 2015

The recent decision of United Steelworkers of America, Local 9548 v Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc, 2014 CanLII 26445 (ON LA) provides an example of how a

Case note: on off-the-clock overtime class actions

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 10 2015

In August 2014, an Ontario judge approved the proposed settlement in Fulawka v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, a case we have been tracking since its

Federal employers can dismiss without cause, says Federal Court of Appeal

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 9 2015

The Federal Court of Appeal in Wilson v Atomic Energy of Canada Limited1 (Wilson v AECL) has confirmed the ability of federally regulated employers

Estoppel applied by Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to prevent compensation change

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 7 2015

In the recent decision of Viterra v Grain Services Union, 2013 SKCA 93 the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reaffirmed the power of arbitrators to hold

Case note: on the existence of an independent procedural duty to accommodate

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 5 2015

In Canada (Attorney General) v Cruden, 2013 FC 520, a Federal Court justice denied the existence of a separate procedural duty to accommodate that